Northerns in the Yellowstone
Posted by Bill Bloom (-356) 8 years ago
Wondering if people are catching any northern pike in the Yellowstone river, or more of them than they did a few years ago . Also any other catches different than the norm, thanks.
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Posted by MC local (+15) 7 years ago
The last two years there have been a lot more of them. Several people have noticed. I have heard that flooding a few years ago enabled them to make it into the Yellowstone.
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Posted by Silas Laycock (+49) 7 years ago
Caught a 37 inch northern two weeks ago on the yellowstone, mostly catch catfish, sturgeon and the typical gold eyes ( annoying buggers).
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Posted by Bill Bloom (-356) 7 years ago
An article in the Billings paper "Lower Yellowstone River..." mentions the Northern`s in the Yellowstone . I bet that 37 inch fish, was a good battle, looks like fishermen and women may be catching more of them, good luck.

[This message has been edited by Bill Bloom (6/2/2013)]
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Posted by lake49 (+55) 7 years ago
I have heard of a few being caught
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Posted by SZ (+149) 7 years ago
Almost every time I fish the Yellowstone, I catch northerns. This spring I was at 12 mile and caught several below the dam as well...they tell me they won't spawn, but I feel otherwise!
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1910) 7 years ago
There was a nice population of northerns at 12 Mile and Pumpkin Creek back in the seventies. Especially in early spring.
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Posted by Bill Bloom (-356) 7 years ago
Someone near Terry told me a story about someone else catching two bass, and that they where 18 inches long. I was thinking that`s pretty big, and after more questions, they said the bass where silver colored. Wondering if those might be the white bass, mentioned in the Billings paper article, that are coming up from the ND lake , pass Intake, or something else ? Anybody else catching them or the short nose gar that they mention in there, or any great catches?
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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson (+790) 7 years ago
If you catch a Northern, do not catch and release. I just read an article in the Denver Post that said the Northern pike are death on native Cut Throats. Besides the Northern make excellent fish tacos.
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Posted by cubby (+2603) 7 years ago
Pretty sure we don't have a problem with those in the Yellowstone.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4454) 7 years ago
Wow, Cubby. I'm going to have a hand print on my forehead for a week.
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Posted by ellie may (+473) 7 years ago
My son caught 24 inch northern at twelve mile. He said it wad a great fight.
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Posted by boxdmc (+94) 7 years ago
Yep. Quite a few Northern's in the Y-stone. It'd be nice if everyone took them home when they caught them. Haven't ever heard of anyone catching a Cut throat trout this far down river but Northern's eat many other fish as well.
They put up a great fight and they eat well too if you know how to clean them.
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Posted by Bill Bloom (-356) 7 years ago
Wondering if people are still catching some northern pike in the river or anything else exciting? Thanks
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